New Hampshire Has Another 249 Positive COVID-19 Test Results

Tony Schinella
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CONCORD, NH — Another 249 people in New Hampshire, including 25 children, have been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to the State Joint Information Center.

The state collected 7,651 polymerase chain reaction test specimens Saturday and have more than 500 tests pending for a 1.4 percent daily positivity rate Sunday. Of the new cases, a little more than half were female and 17 cases are still being investigated. The state has 1,903 cases currently.

The new cases reside in Rockingham (46), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (26), Merrimack (23), and Nashua (18). Four of the new patients were hospitalized with 55 residents currently receiving more extensive care. All of the completed case investigations show the patients were infected due to being associated with an outbreak setting or in contact with a confirmed coronavirus case.

Slightly less than 12,500 people have contracted the virus while nearly 10,100 or about 81 percent have recovered. About 363,000 Granite Staters have been tested via PCR test while 32,402 have been tested by antibody test. More than 663,000 PCR tests have been administered in New Hampshire.

Approximately 5,025 people are under public health monitoring by the state.

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In K-12 school updates, Dover Senior High School now has three active cases and the Mount Prospect Academy outbreak in Plymouth has increased to 32 active cases.

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Stop The Spread Of COVID-19

The COVID-19 virus is spread through respiratory droplets, usually through coughing and sneezing, and exposure to others who are sick or might be showing symptoms.

Health officials emphasize residents should follow these recommendations:

  • Avoid any domestic and international travel, especially on public transportation such as buses, trains, and airplanes.

  • Practice social distancing. Stay at least 6 feet from other people, including distancing while in waiting areas or lines.

  • When you can't practice 6 feet of social distancing, wear a face covering.

  • Anyone who is told to self-quarantine and stay at home due to exposure to a person with confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 needs to stay home and not go out into public places.

  • If you are 60 years or older or have chronic and underlying health conditions, you need to stay home and not go out.

  • Avoid gatherings of 10 people or more.

  • Employers should work from home as much as possible.

  • There is increasing evidence that the virus can survive for hours or possibly days on surfaces. People should clean frequently touched surfaces, including door handles, grocery carts and grocery basket handles, etc.

Take the same precautions as you would if you were sick:

  • Stay home and avoid public places.

  • Wear a face covering.

  • Cover mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing.

  • Wash hands frequently.

  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

More information from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services about coronavirus can be found here on the department's website.

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This article originally appeared on the Concord Patch